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A Test Case for Reciprocity: The US Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act
March 27, 2019
A Test Case for Reciprocity: The US Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act
Can the Act actually inspire China to loosen restrictions on travel to Tibet?
A Test Case for Reciprocity: The US Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act
When Tokyo and Seoul Fight, a Complacent Washington Loses
March 26, 2019
When Tokyo and Seoul Fight, a Complacent Washington Loses
Bickering between Seoul and Tokyo plays directly into the hands of Pyongyang and Beijing.
When Tokyo and Seoul Fight, a Complacent Washington Loses
China in Djibouti: The Power of Ports
March 25, 2019
China in Djibouti: The Power of Ports
Insights from Basil M. Karatzas.
China in Djibouti: The Power of Ports
The Future of Asia’s Quad: Managing the Perceptions Gap
March 20, 2019
The Future of Asia’s Quad: Managing the Perceptions Gap
Despite some ongoing adjustments, the key regional challenge for the Quad is addressing a lingering perceptions gap in some quarters.
The Future of Asia’s Quad: Managing the Perceptions Gap
China and Saudi Arabia: The Global Ambitions of Mohammad bin Salman
March 20, 2019
China and Saudi Arabia: The Global Ambitions of Mohammad bin Salman
Insights from James Dorsey.
China and Saudi Arabia: The Global Ambitions of Mohammad bin Salman
Taiwan, US Plan New, 'More Direct' Talks This Fall
March 19, 2019
Taiwan, US Plan New, 'More Direct' Talks This Fall
The “Indo-Pacific Democratic Governance Consultations” will see a senior U.S. official travel to Taiwan in September.
Taiwan, US Plan New, 'More Direct' Talks This Fall
US Secretary of State Criticizes China’s South China Sea Practices
March 14, 2019
US Secretary of State Criticizes China’s South China Sea Practices
Mike Pompeo also criticized China’s “debt trap” diplomacy.
US Secretary of State Criticizes China’s South China Sea Practices
China in US-Poland Relations: Huawei and Geopolitics
March 14, 2019
China in US-Poland Relations: Huawei and Geopolitics
Insights from Mariusz Rukat.
China in US-Poland Relations: Huawei and Geopolitics
Managing the US-Philippines Alliance: The Limits of Commitment Clarity
March 13, 2019
Managing the US-Philippines Alliance: The Limits of Commitment Clarity
While Washington's new commitment clarity may be significant, the broader and longer-term challenges of alliance management remain.
Managing the US-Philippines Alliance: The Limits of Commitment Clarity
The ‘Quad’ Isn’t About to Take On a Naval Dimension -- But It’s Not Going Anywhere
March 11, 2019
The ‘Quad’ Isn’t About to Take On a Naval Dimension -- But It’s Not Going Anywhere
Recent comments by the commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command were over-interpreted.
The ‘Quad’ Isn’t About to Take On a Naval Dimension -- But It’s Not Going Anywhere
US Asia Strategy: Beyond the Quad
March 09, 2019
US Asia Strategy: Beyond the Quad
The Quad makes a better reserve force than an actual capability, at least for the time being.
US Asia Strategy: Beyond the Quad
The Trump-Kim Lovefest Isn’t Actually Unusual
March 08, 2019
The Trump-Kim Lovefest Isn’t Actually Unusual
Trump didn't blunder in hailing Kim; this is how U.S. presidents often treat dictators. Look at Nixon and Mao.
The Trump-Kim Lovefest Isn’t Actually Unusual
Is the Quad Dead (Again)?
March 08, 2019
Is the Quad Dead (Again)?
The head of U.S. Indo-Pacific command hints that the quad grouping may be shelved.
Is the Quad Dead (Again)?
Competition, Confrontation, or Collision Course? Reassessing US-China Relations
March 05, 2019
Competition, Confrontation, or Collision Course? Reassessing US-China Relations
A new report peers into the future of the world’s most consequential bilateral relationship.
Competition, Confrontation, or Collision Course? Reassessing US-China Relations
Trump Announces Decision to Revoke India’s ‘Developing Country’ GSP Status
March 05, 2019
Trump Announces Decision to Revoke India’s ‘Developing Country’ GSP Status
The decision may affect as much as $5.6 billion in Indian goods that currently enjoy concessionary tariffs.
Trump Announces Decision to Revoke India’s ‘Developing Country’ GSP Status
Huawei and the Tech Race: US National Security and Defense Strategy
March 05, 2019
Huawei and the Tech Race: US National Security and Defense Strategy
Insights from Timothy R. Heath.
Huawei and the Tech Race: US National Security and Defense Strategy
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